Alex Tarrant

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Alex is interest.co.nz's political journalist based in the Parliamentary Press Gallery in Wellington. He previously spent four years in London as a journalist and assistant editor at global financial newswire Mergermarket, which was part of the FT Group. Alex worked for interest.co.nz between 2008 and 2012, returning at the start of 2017.

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Articles by Alex Tarrant

6th Nov 17, 7:41am
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Economists expect OCR to stay on hold on Thursday, start to get excited about RBNZ views on new govt policy and implications for growth and inflation ahead of new employment target and new Governor
Economists expect OCR to stay on hold on Thursday, start to get excited about RBNZ views on new govt policy and implications for growth and inflation ahead of new employment target and new Governor
6th Nov 17, 7:41am
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2nd Nov 17, 2:40pm
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National MP Michael Woodhouse the new opposition spokesman on housing and social housing portfolios, Nick Smith gets forestry and aquaculture
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National MP Michael Woodhouse the new opposition spokesman on housing and social housing portfolios, Nick Smith gets forestry and aquaculture
2nd Nov 17, 2:40pm
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2nd Nov 17, 12:26pm
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Auckland Mayor Goff keen on value uplift tax to help pay infrastructure costs, but is sometime off; Discusses light rail funding split, regional fuel tax with PM Ardern
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Auckland Mayor Goff keen on value uplift tax to help pay infrastructure costs, but is sometime off; Discusses light rail funding split, regional fuel tax with PM Ardern
2nd Nov 17, 12:26pm
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2nd Nov 17, 9:21am
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Nobody is building affordable housing in Auckland, Mayor Goff says; Welcomes new Labour govt's KiwiBuild, says could save Special Housing Areas which didn't deliver; Ardern notes house price fall, but that average price is still above $1m
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Nobody is building affordable housing in Auckland, Mayor Goff says; Welcomes new Labour govt's KiwiBuild, says could save Special Housing Areas which didn't deliver; Ardern notes house price fall, but that average price is still above $1m
2nd Nov 17, 9:21am
1st Nov 17, 10:55am
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Unemployment rate falls to 4.6%, lowest since late-2008, Stats NZ says; Construction jobs up 10% from a year ago; Wages boosted by govt pay equity deal
Unemployment rate falls to 4.6%, lowest since late-2008, Stats NZ says; Construction jobs up 10% from a year ago; Wages boosted by govt pay equity deal
1st Nov 17, 10:55am
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31st Oct 17, 4:24pm
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New government to amend Overseas Investment Act to classify residential housing as 'sensitive' to block non-residents and non-citizens from buying existing residential dwellings
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New government to amend Overseas Investment Act to classify residential housing as 'sensitive' to block non-residents and non-citizens from buying existing residential dwellings
31st Oct 17, 4:24pm
31st Oct 17, 1:19pm
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Cabinet set to discuss mechanisms for foreign house buyer ban, Ardern says; Parker hits out at previous National government over advice on ability to impose stamp duty on foreigners under Korean FTA
Cabinet set to discuss mechanisms for foreign house buyer ban, Ardern says; Parker hits out at previous National government over advice on ability to impose stamp duty on foreigners under Korean FTA
31st Oct 17, 1:19pm
30th Oct 17, 12:16pm
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Robertson asks to be judged on how Labour govt lifts productivity; Says foreign investment still welcome, just not in existing houses; Is 'realistic' about RBNZ's ability to effect full employment
Robertson asks to be judged on how Labour govt lifts productivity; Says foreign investment still welcome, just not in existing houses; Is 'realistic' about RBNZ's ability to effect full employment
30th Oct 17, 12:16pm
30th Oct 17, 10:56am
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Labour to be careful with how it manages housing supply and demand policies, new Finance Minister Robertson says; Ardern & Parker not keen on stamp duty, looking at ways to block non-resident foreign house buyers
Labour to be careful with how it manages housing supply and demand policies, new Finance Minister Robertson says; Ardern & Parker not keen on stamp duty, looking at ways to block non-resident foreign house buyers
30th Oct 17, 10:56am
29th Oct 17, 7:38am
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Green Party's Shaw reveals leached nitrate levy policy is off the table - for the time being; Alex Tarrant reviews the government parties' climate change mitigation stances and wonder whether there'll be a future clash on the means to the end?
Green Party's Shaw reveals leached nitrate levy policy is off the table - for the time being; Alex Tarrant reviews the government parties' climate change mitigation stances and wonder whether there'll be a future clash on the means to the end?
29th Oct 17, 7:38am
27th Oct 17, 3:15pm
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First home buyers' share of property purchases has jumped to its highest in a decade, Corelogic says; Nationwide gross rental yield at equal record low during last 20 years
First home buyers' share of property purchases has jumped to its highest in a decade, Corelogic says; Nationwide gross rental yield at equal record low during last 20 years
27th Oct 17, 3:15pm
27th Oct 17, 8:20am
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Labour confirms demand-side housing policies are all go, despite no mention in coalition agreement with NZ First; Super Fund set to keep being taxed, even though Peters raised a fuss over election period
Labour confirms demand-side housing policies are all go, despite no mention in coalition agreement with NZ First; Super Fund set to keep being taxed, even though Peters raised a fuss over election period
27th Oct 17, 8:20am
26th Oct 17, 2:29pm
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Labour's non-resident foreigner house buying ban already being worked on, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says; Mini-Budget with parts of Labour's 100-day plan might be on its way
Labour's non-resident foreigner house buying ban already being worked on, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says; Mini-Budget with parts of Labour's 100-day plan might be on its way
26th Oct 17, 2:29pm
25th Oct 17, 4:13pm
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National Party loses Eminem copyright case; Ordered to pay $600k plus interest, says has already started proceedings against the suppliers & licensors of the track they used for 2014 election campaign
National Party loses Eminem copyright case; Ordered to pay $600k plus interest, says has already started proceedings against the suppliers & licensors of the track they used for 2014 election campaign
25th Oct 17, 4:13pm
25th Oct 17, 12:54pm
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Ardern announces Cabinet positions: Robertson gets Finance, Twyford housing, urban development and transport; Jones, Shaw and Parker get Assoc. Finance
Ardern announces Cabinet positions: Robertson gets Finance, Twyford housing, urban development and transport; Jones, Shaw and Parker get Assoc. Finance
25th Oct 17, 12:54pm
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21st Oct 17, 10:16am
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Cooling housing market could continue as Labour seeks to ramp up KiwiBuild, reduce demand pressure, Ardern says; Maintains goal is for existing values not to drop, though
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Cooling housing market could continue as Labour seeks to ramp up KiwiBuild, reduce demand pressure, Ardern says; Maintains goal is for existing values not to drop, though
21st Oct 17, 10:16am
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20th Oct 17, 5:15pm
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Labour-led govt will bring in Zero Carbon Act, Climate Commission and have an all-sectors, all gasses pricing scheme; Ardern says Peters agrees on outcome, advocated strongly for the regions, which will show through in policies
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Labour-led govt will bring in Zero Carbon Act, Climate Commission and have an all-sectors, all gasses pricing scheme; Ardern says Peters agrees on outcome, advocated strongly for the regions, which will show through in policies
20th Oct 17, 5:15pm
20th Oct 17, 2:03pm
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Greens tout policy areas including on climate change, welfare, cannabis reform, drug and alcohol addiction and mental health
Greens tout policy areas including on climate change, welfare, cannabis reform, drug and alcohol addiction and mental health
20th Oct 17, 2:03pm
20th Oct 17, 12:12am
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National will regroup and be strong Opposition, English and Bennett say; English says decision on his position to be made over the next few weeks, congratulates Ardern and wishes the new government well
National will regroup and be strong Opposition, English and Bennett say; English says decision on his position to be made over the next few weeks, congratulates Ardern and wishes the new government well
20th Oct 17, 12:12am
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19th Oct 17, 7:04pm
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Peters says NZ First will go into coalition with the Labour Party to turn around New Zealand capitalism in the face of economic slump which is already here: Arden says 'it's an exciting day'
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Peters says NZ First will go into coalition with the Labour Party to turn around New Zealand capitalism in the face of economic slump which is already here: Arden says 'it's an exciting day'
19th Oct 17, 7:04pm

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